Physical Therapy Schools In Pennsylvania

There are 18 accredited physical therapy schools in Pennsylvania for faculty who teach physical therapy classes to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the physical therapy academic community in Pennsylvania, and the future trends in physical therapy training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Physical Therapy
  • Bachelors degree in Physical Therapy
  • Masters degree in Physical Therapy
  • PhD degree in Physical Therapy


Schools

  1. Arcadia University

    450 S Easton Rd, Glenside, Pennsylvania 19038-3295

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  2. Chatham University

    Woodland Rd, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232

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  3. Drexel University

    3141 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

    88 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  4. Duquesne University

    Administration Bldg 600 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15282

    119 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  5. Gannon University

    109 W Sixth St, Erie, Pennsylvania 16541-0001

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  6. Keystone College

    One College Green, La Plume, Pennsylvania 18440-0200

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  7. Lebanon Valley College

    101 N College Ave, Annville, Pennsylvania 17003-1400

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  8. Lincoln University of Pennsylvania

    1570 Baltimore Pike, Lincoln University, Pennsylvania 19352-0999

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  9. Misericordia University

    301 Lake St, Dallas, Pennsylvania 18612-1098

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  10. Neumann University

    One Neumann Drive, Aston, Pennsylvania 19014-1298

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  11. University of the Sciences

    600 S 43rd Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-4495

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  12. University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus

    4200 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260

    58 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  13. Saint Francis University

    117 Evergreen Dr, Loretto, Pennsylvania 15940

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  14. University of Scranton

    800 Linden Street, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18510-4629

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  15. Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

    1 Morrow Way, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania 16057-1383

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  16. Temple University

    1801 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122-6096

    132 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  17. Thomas Jefferson University

    1020 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107

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  18. Widener University-Main Campus

    One University Place, Chester, Pennsylvania 19013-5792

    181 U.S. News National University Ranking
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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Pennsylvania Vs. National Physical Therapy Employment

Pennsylvania 9,160
National 180,280

Of all of the physical therapy professionals in the country, nearly 5% are in the state of Pennsylvania.

Employment Growth for Physical therapy professionals In Pennsylvania

8,630 8,790 8,780 9,200 9,160
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of physical therapy professionals is growing in Pennsylvania. 530 more physical therapy professionals were working in Pennsylvania in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of physical therapy has grown by 6% in Pennsylvania. This is slower than the trend for physical therapy professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of physical therapy professionals has grown by 15% between 2006 and 2010.

Physical Therapy VS. All Professions salaries in Pennsylvania

$67,540 $70,340 $72,820 $74,630 $76,220
$44,448 $45,778 $47,594 $49,448 $50,581
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physical Therapy
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Pennsylvania, as the number of physical therapy professionals is growing, the salaries earned by physical therapy professionals are increasing. Physical therapy professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $67,540 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $76,220 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Physical therapy professionals in Pennsylvania

10th percentile
$51,270
25th percentile
$61,860
50th percentile
$74,250
75th percentile
$89,880
90th percentile
$109,750

Thus, physical therapy professionals' salaries grew by 11% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 114% pay differential between the highest paid physical therapy professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of physical therapy in Pennsylvania.

Average Salaries for Physical therapy professionals and related professions in Pennsylvania

Physical Therapy
$76,220
Physical Therapy Assistant
$35,615
Sports Medicine
$46,428

Physical therapy professionals in Pennsylvania earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Physical Therapy programs available for each degree type for all schools in Pennsylvania

associate
1
bachelor
3
master
5
doctor
16
Certificate
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As the number of physical therapy professionals is increasing in Pennsylvania state, the number of students graduating from the 18 accredited physical therapy schools in Pennsylvania state is also increasing. In 2006, 732 students graduated from physical therapy courses in Pennsylvania. And in 2010, 894 students graduated.

Thus there was a 22% percent increase in the number of physical therapy school degree or certificate graduates in Pennsylvania. A majority of these graduates, or 64%, graduated with an doctor's degree in physical therapy.

Physical Therapy Faculty Salaries in Pennsylvania

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